Holley LS Fest West Attendance Nearly Doubles

The Holley LS Fest West showed notable growth in its second year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Spectator attendance was up 96 percent last year, while participant attendance increased 45 percent, vendor participation climbed 22 percent, and total attendance was up by 62 percent.

The event featured Mr. Chow’s Side Show which brought two full car haulers and a third trailer full of vehicles to Las Vegas and created a special controlled burnout box. Their 21 cars filled the area with burnout and donut smoke all weekend

“The whole thing was just amazing,” Mr. Chow said. “I’ve been there both years, and you could tell how much bigger everything was this year-the events, the number of venues, everything. As far as the Side Show itself, it was awesome. Nowhere else do we get to run as free as we do at LS Fest West, and that really made it a lot of fun for everybody.”

California’s Rich Willhoff, who finished second at both LS Fest and LS Fest West last year, won it all in 2018 by claiming the overall Grand Champion crown. He took first place in the Racepak Road Course Challenge, Baer Brakes 3S Challenge, and Lateral G/QA1 Autocross at the wheel of his 2006 Corvette. Joining Willhoff as a Grand Champion was Kevin Phillips, who became the first-ever Truck Grand Champion with his 1991 Chevy S10.

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